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Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL

OBITUARY

RALPH L. BOWEN

June 15, 1931January 17, 2020
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BELLVILLE, IL-Ralph “Lloyd” Bowen, 88, of Belleville IL, was born June 15th, 1931 passed away Friday, January 17th, 2020 with family at his side.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Mavis Juvean (Kelly) Bowen; his siblings: Doris (Bowen) Bauer, Ruth Ann (Bowen) Snover; his children: Ralph Edward Bowen (Sandy Dohrman), Pamela Jean Ingram (Greg Seper) Timothy Eugene Bowen (Laurie); and two grandchildren: Randa Nichole Raede, Jeremy Preston Bowen and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Ralph Theodore Bowen and Zelma Alta Bowen, his siblings: Robert and Lester Bowen, daughter-in-law, Lisa [Bowen] (Edward)

Lloyd was a loving Husband, and caring father. He was a man of great dignity and respect of his country and of his Coast Guard. Lloyd paid service during the Korean conflict aboard a weather patrol ship. He was a kind man and had a sharp wit with which he could fill a room with laughter. Lloyd will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Memorials in honor of Lloyd may be sent to either Ainad Shriners Temple Restoration Fund - https://www.ainadshriners.org/restoration.html

Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 (314) 432-3600

VISITATION: A visitation for Lloyd will be held on Friday, January 24th, 2020 from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at Lake View Funeral Home

SERVICE: A service will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens.

Memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Funeral Saturday, January 25, 2020

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RALPH L. BOWEN

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Larry Lippert

January 22, 2020

Ralph was a great neighbor and friend to my Mom & Dad, Marie and Wilmer Lippert. Whenever I was back home for a visit, I would see Ralph and visit with him. We are all blessed to have met and been around him. I want to share with the family my sense of loss.

Ainad Arab Patrol

January 20, 2020

Please accept our Condolences for your entire Family thru these difficult times. Mr. Bowen Rest in Peace.

Deborah Hutcheson

January 20, 2020

Lloyd was a wonderful man and special friend
He will be missed by everyone
Juvean and the family are in my
Thoughts and Prayers 🙏🙏🙏

Jim & Rosie Robinson

January 20, 2020

Dear Juvean & family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Lloyd 's death. We are praying for you all.

Valerie Chavez

January 19, 2020

Oh he will be missed so very much. He was like a second father to me and my siblings. Lloyd was such a good friend to our dad and they are now in heaven reunited. We love you Lloyd, thank you for your beautiful, fun life & thank you for your service to our country. 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️

Lynnlmgkeys Gebhardt

January 19, 2020

Dear Cousin Lloyd was always a warm, caring and gentle man whose gardening skills were second only to his brother Bobbie's! His sense of humor was subtle which made his "impish" smile all the more endearing. My folks, his Uncle "Johnny and Aunt Thelma" thought he was a special nephew, whose many memories of the Bowen family gatherings always had stories of him that made us smile. I wish his quiet and tender ways will always be an example for those of us who must go on now without him here.

JUDY ELASHKAR

January 19, 2020

Dear Bowen family,
Sending you love and heartfelt condolences. Words cannot truly express the love my family feels for all of you. Lloyd was a God send to my Dad. The true and deep friendship they shared is rare and a precious gift. Everyone should be so lucky to have a friend and neighbor like Lloyd. Always ready to lend a helping hand always there when you needed him. Growing up down the street, playing in your house, having all of you in my childhood. I still feel lucky.I always stopped to visit when I came to town to say hello. I'm sure my mom dad were there to greet him. May you rest in peace.
Love,
Judy, Elias,Nicholas, Alexa and Chris.

Richard Ridley

January 19, 2020

I am so glad to have known LLoyd the short time I did He was a wonderful person My condolences to the whole family God Bless

Pat Pursell

January 19, 2020

I have so much love and respect for you. Since the day you & Juvean moved next door to us, our lives would change for the better. I have the memory of being at your house on Saturdays, helping Juvean clean, but we always stopped to get lunch set up for you when you came home. I can never remember you not having that wonderful smile when you came in the door. I always wished you would adopt me! I love your family and always will. I will miss our little talks we would have and especially your unforgettable, “whatever have you”. I always loved it when you’d walk me thru your beautiful backyard to admire all of the trees & roses you planted. That was your happy place for sure! You were loved by many Dear, I hope you’re visiting with your Mom & Dad, as well as my Mom & Dad, they loved you so! Rest In Peace until we see you again ... all my love! 💙🌹🇺🇸

Barbara Stempel

January 19, 2020

You were a second Father to me growing up living next door. You will forever be in my heart. Our family was so much better having your family in it. Will never forget your smile and of course, that laugh! So "whatever have you" and we will meet again. Love and miss you. Barbara

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